Plan A


Due to weather conditions, the German International School Washington D.C. is running on Plan A.

  • All classes are cancelled.
  • All evening events are cancelled.
  • The lunch menu of the cafeteria may change for the remainder of this week. You will see the current menu on our website once school reopens.


Wetterbedingt gilt an der German International School Washington D.C. Plan A.

  • Der Unterricht fällt heute vollständig aus.
  • Es finden keine Abendveranstaltungen statt.
  • Bei unvorhergesehenem Unterrichtsausfall ändert sich meistens der Speiseplan der Cafeteria für den Rest der Woche. Den aktuellen Speiseplan finden Sie auf unserer Website, wenn die Schule wieder geöffnet ist.

Ballroom Dance Classes

Ballroom Dance Course (Beginners & Advanced)

Dancing is fun, improves social interaction, physical coordination, and keeps you fit! The ballroom dance course offered at the German International School is based on the British World Dance Council's International Dance Program. The course will start with the foundation of classic and modern social ballroom dance, and the lessons comprise both standard and Latin dances. The class teaches general ballroom basics, including proper position, rhythm, the difference between toe and heel steps, leading and following as well as the basic steps and one or two figures of various dances.

Dances include: Slow or English waltz, fox trot, tango, Viennese waltz, rumba, cha-cha, six-count swing/jive and salsa.

Furthermore, participants receive an overview of general and ballroom etiquette, including how to ask for a dance, how to behave on the dance floor, and what to do/say if you want to sit out a dance. Later on the course will builds on this foundation, whilst improving technique and repertoire (i.e., more complex steps).

Students in this course often have different skill levels, which means that the instructions will be adapted to match the participants' needs.

> Registration Form

Cost:   $290 per participant for dance course and student's admission ticket to the Winter Ball.

IMPORTANT: Even if you have already registered your child via the school’s afternoon program for the dance classes, you are still required to fill out the registration form. Please drop it off at the Business Office, together with cash or check payable to Friends of the German International School.

Please direct any questions you may have about the dance program to



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